February 15, 2024

New maternity benefits for pregnant members

Last modified: March 21, 2024
Update: Content changed to reflect program expanding beyond Harris County.

UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Texas maternal health care professionals

UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Texas now offers 2 new benefits that meet HEDIS© measures and help improve maternal health outcomes — doula services and Mom’s Meals. These benefits are for at-risk pregnant women enrolled in UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Texas.

New benefits and the Healthy First Steps® program encourage healthy behaviors during pregnancy. They also address food, housing and safety needs, and can help reduce preterm births and infant death.

How each benefit works

  • Doula services: You can refer a pregnant member to doula services by reaching out to the doula team at or by calling the Doula Network at 877-436-8527
  • Mom’s Meals: Pregnant members in their third trimester with Type 1, Type 2 or gestational diabetes, and who have been designated as having a high-risk pregnancy, may be able to receive up to 14 meals a week during their last 10 weeks of pregnancy
    • To request Mom’s Meals for a pregnant member, call 877-835-9850 or go to the Mom's Meals’ website for more information


  • Training: Learn more about doula and Mom’s Meals
  • Healthy First Steps: To notify us about a high-risk member’s pregnancy, submit the Obstetrical Risk Assessment Form (OBRAF)
    • Log in to the UnitedHealthcare Provider Portal. Go to and click the Sign in button at the top right of the screen. Go to Clinical & Pharmacy in the top menu bar > Care Conductor and Notification of Pregnancy
    • Learn how to complete the OBRAF using the portal
    • Find more information about the OBRAF and the Healthy First Steps program

Questions? We're here to help.

Chat with us 7 a.m.–7 p.m. CT, Monday–Friday from the UnitedHealthcare Provider Portal. For additional contact information, visit our Contact us page.

HEDIS® is a registered trademark of the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA).


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